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  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,813

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team

  • By Keith on 11-07-10

Fantastic Trilogy!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-14

If you could sum up Fall of Giants in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, heartwarming, heartbreaking, enjoyable, page-turner!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall of Giants?

When Maude and Walter get married!

Which scene was your favorite?

Eth's last confrontation with Fitz' attorney

Any additional comments?

Originally I picked this book out by chance - not really knowing much about the writer or the book. It turns out it was one of the best series I have ever read! Beautifully written and the narration is fantastic! I remember when book 2 ended, and I had to pull over to the side of the street to download book 3 immediately because I simply could not wait until I got home! The end of book 1 made me cry! The entire series is fabulous - so much so that now I have just started on his other series, The Pillars of Earth - which is equally good. My new favorite writer!! And John Lee is just awesome! What a wonderful combination!

  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always amazing.

  • By Chelly on 04-04-14

Fantastic Publication!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-14

What did you love best about Neverwhere [Adaptation]?

It was fantastic - the readers were fabulous and you could feel the characters come alive just through their voices!

What did you like best about this story?

I love all of Neil Gaiman - but this one is one of my favorites. I love the idea of a different world living side by side with ours. I also loved all of the readers - I follow many of them on TV and film and it was a treat to find this new medium to enjoy them!

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - we listened to it on the drive back from West Virginia - it was a fabulous choice!

Any additional comments?

Love love love!!!!

  • A Cry of Honor

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 4
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Godfrey has been poisoned by his brother by a very rare and potent poison, and his fate lies in Gwendolyn's hands, as she does whatever she can to save her brother from death. Gareth has fallen deeper into a state of paranoia and discontent, hiring his own tribe of savages as a personal fighting force and giving them Silver Hall - ousting The Silver and causing a rift in King's Court that threatens to blow up into a civil war. He also schemes to have the fierce Nevaruns take Gwendolyn away, selling her off in marriage without her consent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Compute on 02-06-15

Terrible

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-14

Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Wayne Farrell?

I am stunned that this woman got published. Her writing is bulky and repetitive. The characters are fairly well developed but she tends to repeat the same thing over and over again. No one laughs in her book - everyone "roars with laughter", everyone is "crestfallen" - a language variety sometimes could not hurt. There is an incredible over-description of how characters feel and an under-description of the creatures in her world (although none of them make sense - I cannot even visualize what she describes). Plus the heroes always win at everything. They never make a mistake, their aims are always true and they always make their shots. It's a big unrealistic. There is no consistency in flora or fauna which makes it difficult to visualize anything. I read the first 4 books of the Sorcerer's ring hoping for improvement and finally gave up. It's a painful read =(

On the other hand - the narrator was fabulous. He did a great job - I am just sorry that he had such poor material to work with =(

Would you ever listen to anything by Morgan Rice again?

No

Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Her characters were interesting.

Any additional comments?

Stay away from Morgan Rice - ouch! I would definitely try Wayne Farrell again!

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